Social Justice Ministry

Responding to Jesus’s call to love our neighbors as ourselves, Pioneer Congregational United Church of Christ is passionately committed to working for social justice through preaching, prayer, education, direct service to our community, and public policy advocacy.

The Pioneer Church is committed to the following social justice issues:

  • LGBTQ freedom and equality.
  • Homelessness and affordable housing.
  • Disability rights.
  • Racial justice.

Seeking to speak truth to power, the church’s advocacy is generally directed at the decision-makers in our community, such as elected representatives and voters, but may also coordinate with UCC bodies, the California Council of Churches, and other state, national, and international social justice organizations.

How can I help?

Our denomination, the United Church of Christ, provides you a way to get involved in justice issues around the country. Go to their Justice and Witness Take Action website to discover how you can get involved, wherever you are, to take action now to help those suffering injustice.

We provide donation baskets for particular items that you can donate every day. We collect items for local food pantries, Clara’s House, and Wind Youth Services. Look for the baskets inside the sanctuary. Check our weekly Sunday bulletin and e-newsletter for specific items we’re collecting at any given moment.

Where can I find help?

Sacramento Steps Forward manages the Sacramento City and County Homelessness Continuum of Care. They work to coordinate, develop, and implement policies that address homelessness, with a focus on solutions that will improve system efficiency and reduce the number of individuals experiencing homelessness in the Sacramento region.

You can go to the “Find Help” page from this link.

The homeless need not only affordable housing and food insecurity but also appropriate mental health care. If homeless people want to take a mental health service from the county, they must contact the Guest House.

Homeless Shelter

1400 North A Street, Bldg A, Sacramento, CA 95814

916-440-1500

Open Monday through Friday

This agency provides full-range professional outpatient services, including psychiatric medication evaluation and treatment, mental health nursing, service coordination, and linkage/referrals for housing and ongoing services. Saturday clinic hours are available.